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Sheridan drops two games to Gillette to end regular season play

February 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — It was a tough end to the regular season for both Sheridan High School boys and girls basketball teams last night, dropping two games with Gillette on senior night. The girls kicked off the evening at Sheridan High School. Well, most of the girls. The Lady Broncs’ leading scorer, Robbi Ryan, wasn’t kicking Read More

Big Horn boys and girls split with Burns

February 27, 2015

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn girls and boys basketball teams opened up the 2A East Regional Tournament against the Burns Broncs yesterday, splitting the games in favor of the boys. Third quarters have been the Achille’s heel for the Big Horn girls all season long, and another rough third quarter cost them in Read More

Sheridan, Gillette face off Friday

February 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — Gillette. Sheridan. That’s all you really have to say to get the blood pumping in the veins of basketball fans in Sheridan County. It’s a rivalry that rarely disappoints, and tomorrow’s matchup between the two schools should be as intense as ever. There will be a lot at stake in the gym at Read More

Column: Long live the court storm

February 25, 2015

After Kansas State defeated Kansas on Monday, the mass of Kansas State students in the bleachers left their seats and made their way to the court at Bramlage Coliseum. It was a party, a celebration after defeating the eighth-ranked team in the country and the crosstown rival. But there was something wrong with Monday’s court Read More


February 21, 2015

“The sunsets in Sheridan are beautiful. There are times when we play, and we stop and just go ‘look at that.’ You just don’t get to see that anywhere else.” — Zane Garstad SHERIDAN — Bittersweet. That’s the word being tossed around by the Sheridan Hawks hockey team as they head into the final home Read More

Lady Generals topple Gillette: Women have near-lock on No. 2 seed

February 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — With 30 seconds to go, Sheridan College head women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy subbed in Morgan Thiel for Zuzana Talackova, and all five Sheridan sophomores were on the floor. A possession later, McCarthy subbed all five of them out together with one final ovation and a 79-65 victory over Gillette College. It was Read More

Generals fall short in matchup with Gillette: Lufile nabs 23 points, 25 rebounds in Tuesday matchup

SHERIDAN — As Gillette College head coach Shawn Neary stood in the hallway outside the visitor’s locker room at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome last night, his son gave him a bit of a recap of the game against the Sheridan Generals. “He had 23 and 25,” the young Neary said. “He killed you guys, Read More

Column: Charging call needs a little work

Ask any basketball coach at any level, and they’ll tell you how important taking a charge can be to a game. Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer gets on his guys on a daily basis for not stepping over and taking a charge. For a defender to have that in his arsenal can become crucial Read More

11 3-pointers not enough as Broncs fall to Central

February 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — They say you live or die by the three, and after the long ball helped the Sheridan Broncs comeback and win on Friday night, the shots just weren’t falling in Saturday’s 48-42 loss to Cheyenne Central. It took more than 16 minutes for the Sheridan boys to score a two-pointer — a Blake Read More

Defense propels SHS girls past Central 51-44

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs (17-1, 7-0) basketball team opened Saturday’s matchup with Cheyenne Central (12-7, 2-5) with a ton of offensive firepower but were forced to rely on their defense to pull out the 51-44 win over the Lady Indians. After a tough night on offense the night before, the Lady Read More

Lady Broncs top Cheyenne East 46-44

February 14, 2015

SHERIDAN —Megan Myers finished with just four points for the Sheridan High School Lady Broncs last night, but none were bigger than the two she scored with three seconds remaining to give Sheridan a 46-44 win over Cheyenne East. When Sheridan traveled to East two weeks ago, they came away with a 71-67 win over Read More

Battle on the hardwood: Sheridan beats Cheyenne East 60-54 in OT

SHERIDAN — It was a packed house at Sheridan High School last night, and after keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats for 32 minutes, the Broncs treated the fans to some free basketball. With Sheridan trailing by three and just 15 seconds on the clock, Dylan Daniels let the ball fly from Read More

Woes continue as Generals fall to Miles in overtime

February 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — Miles Community College’s Cole Ashby shot just 2-of-11 from behind the arc last night, but it was his deep ball in the final five seconds that downed the Sheridan College men’s basketball team 84-83 in overtime. In a game filled with sloppy play and some controversial whistles, the woes continued for a Sheridan Read More

Lady Generals take down Miles 75-59

SHERIDAN — Without one of their best players, the Sheridan College Lady Generals (21-5, 8-3) basketball team used a total team effort to come away with a win over Miles Community College 75-59. Sheridan’s fourth-leading scorer, Tamara Brine, was 9,000 miles away, back in her home country of Australia for her sister’s wedding. That meant Read More

Column: The Dunk Contest isn’t dead

February 11, 2015

Vince Carter between-the-legs. Michael Jordan from the free-throw line. Dee Brown with the arm over the eyes. All iconic dunk contest dunks, none in the last 15 years. Is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest dead? When Carter caught a bounce pass from Tracy McGrady, passed the ball between his legs, and threw it through the Read More

SC men lose 112-82 to Northwest Trappers

February 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — With three minutes to go on Saturday night, the Northwest College men’s basketball team pulled down their 20th offensive rebound, and Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer, frustrated, looked to his bench. The Generals were down by 30, and Hammer was running out of options. Pablo Rivas had fouled out at the nine-minute Read More

Lady Generals cruise past Northwest 81-57

SHERIDAN — With the second win of the weekend Saturday, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team is right back in the thick of things in Region IX North. After taking down current two-seed Central Wyoming in a barn burner on Friday night, the Lady Generals took care of business again Saturday when they rolled over Read More

Generals fall to Central Wyoming

February 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — Looking at the box score from the Sheridan College men’s basketball team’s loss Friday night against Central Wyoming, it’s hard to pinpoint what caused the Generals demise. They outrebounded Central 40-33; they only had nine turnovers and they brought down 17 rebounds on the offensive end. They shot just 57 percent from the Read More

Lady Generals outplay Central Wyoming 61-60

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals brought down 19 offensive rebounds Friday night, none bigger than Tamara Brine’s with one second left that sent her to the free-throw line for the game winning point to beat Central Wyoming 61-60. The play was called to get Sheridan’s leading scorer Tiana Hanson a one-on-one drive down Read More

Can the Generals contain one of the nation’s best players?

February 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan College assistant coach Tom Parks cuts and edits film Thursday afternoon, adding finishing touches to the weekend’s scouting report, the video clips begin to look eerily similar. “I think I could make this kid’s highlight tape for him,” Parks said, only half joking. He’s cutting together clips of the Northwest College Read More

Column: Signing day spectacle

February 4, 2015

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Imagine you’re 18 years old, maybe even 17. You spend your days wandering the hallways of your local high school, hit the weight room for an hour or so after school — spring break is right around the corner — and then head home to lounge on Read More

When the wolves came to town: Rams take on Moorcroft and win

January 31, 2015

BIG HORN — For the second night in a row, the Big Horn Lady Rams blew their opponent out of the water while the Rams battled to come away with another close win. Friday night it was the Moorcroft Wolves who came to town, and in the early game, they weren’t much of a matchup Read More

Big Horn teams top Riverside

January 30, 2015

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn boys and girls basketball teams kicked off their three-game weekend with wins over Riverside last night, albeit in two varying styles. In the opening game, the Lady Rams (11-5) were off and running, leaving the Lady Rebels (1-12) to eat their dust as they stormed to a 66-21 Read More

Column: Katy Perry only highlight of Sunday’s big game

January 28, 2015

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. Thank God. As much as I enjoy listening to Bill Belichick pretend he’s the Albert Einstein of football air pressure, I’m done with Deflategate. First of all, why do we feel the need to peg any and every scandal “something-gate?” The Watergate scandal was named after the hotel where Read More

Beyond the game

SHERIDAN — Eleven young men make up the Sheridan College men’s basketball team. A group of youngsters at the end of their teenage years, some are playing the final games of their careers, some are playing for the opportunity to postpone those final games for a couple more seasons. They are called student-athletes. Technically, the Read More

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